suction side

suction side
[1] The side of a pumping system or pump at which the liquid to be pumped enters the suction line or pump casing
[2] The low-pressure part of the air conditioning system between the orifice/expansion tube, or expansion valve outlet, and the compressor inlet.
[3] Low-pressure side of the system extending from the refrigerant control through the evaporator to the inlet valve of the compressor.

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